Apr 25, 2011

16 Awesome Stadium Foods

As various sports seasons are ramping up across the US, we decided to take a look at some of the more interesting offerings from stadiums across the country.  We scoured major league, little league, and minor league stadiums for people trying to leave a mark with both their teams and their food.  So without further ado:

Baltimore Orioles Birdland Dog:  As over the top as it gets, this hotdog is covered with charcoal grilled beef,  potato hash, pepperoni, onion rings and tomato relish.  This Hotdog is about 3 courses in one.

15 additional unique stadium offerings after the jump!

Cincinatti Reds Cheese Coney:   A hotdog covered in special chili, a truckload of cheddar cheese, onions and mustard.  My arteries are hardening at the sight of this delicious monster.

Cleveland Indians Buffalo Mac And Cheese:  Rather unorthodox for stadium food, this dish still sounds amazing…The touch of Buffalo chicken elevates this to something nearly gourmet in comparison to other stadium foods.

Colorado Rockies Rocky Mountain Oysters:  This wins from  a purely exotic standpoint.  In case you didn’t know what these nuggets of deep fried joy are, they are battered and deep fried bulls balls.

Florida Marlins Paella:  This Spanish rice and seafood dish is probably one of the last dishes you’d expect to be served at a ball game.  Though super delicious, I have a hard time picturing someone eating this comfortably in a stadium seat. 

Detroit Lions Victory Knot is a behemoth 2 pound soft pretzel with three sauces covering all the flavor bases.  Beer Cheese, spicy mustard and sweet cream cheese.

Illinois Gateway Grizzlies Luther Burger:  Despite being in a minor league, these guys take their stadium food seriously, serving a gut bending offering of a thick bacon cheeseburger encased in a Krispy Kreme donut bun. Far and wide this is considered to be ‘Baseball’s Best Burger’

Memphis Redbirds BBQ Nachos:  This signature item has helped the team secure a smattering of awards for the best concession.  Take nachos, throw in some pulled pork shoulder, cheese and spices..and you’ve got an award winner.

Northwest Arkansas Naturals Funnel Dogs:  The Naturals took two ballpark stables and frankensteined them together, creating this sweet and savory deep fried corndog substitute…And its covered in powdered sugar to boot.  Oh god.

Philadelphia Phillies ‘The Schmitter’: It makes sense that the home of the Philly cheesesteak would want a kicked up version sold at their home stadium.  In addition to ribeye, cheese, and onions, there’s also tomatoes, salami (!), and a special sauce.

Pittsburgh Pirates Primanti Brothers Sandwich: Served at PNC Park is the famous Primanti Brothers sandwich.  Your choice of meats and veggies consists of this thick sandwich, and is also always topped with French fries, coleslaw, and tomatoes.

San Francisco Giants Cha Cha Bowl:  San Francisco is known for it’s food, so it makes sense that one of the dishes served at AT&T Park would be more involved than your standard fare hot dog.  The Cha Cha Bowl consists of shredded pork, rice, beans, and pineapple zucchini salad.  Its vibrant, and rather healthy compared to the usual stadium offerings.

Seattle Mariners Garlic Fries:  This item is incredibly popular at the Seattle mariners field, and its pretty common to smell the garlic wafting from rows away.  The piping hot fries are served sprinkled with garlic and parsley.

St. Louis Cardinals Portobello Fries and Toasted Ravioli:   Regular ravioli would be a tricky dish to serve at a game. But once toasted, they make the perfect finger (and marinara dipping) food.  As well as the ravioli, they server another fried finger food: The Portobello fries are coated in Italian breadcrumbs and Romano cheese.  Served with a lemon garlic aioli dipping sauce.

West Michigan Whitecaps Fifth Third Burger:   This is not a hamburger.  This is an artery hardening monster consisting of 5 1/3 pound burgers, salsa, chili, chips, and cheese all stuffed into a massive bun.  At 5,000 calories and a $20 price tag, this burger is not messing around.

This list was compiled by RoboBrain and RoboGal. :)  Do you feel like your local unique stadium food wasn't represented?  Let us know so we can include it on our next installment.


  1. I looove the garlic fries at the Mariners stadium. But damn, I want that Primanti bros. to become a national chain. Their sandwiches seem like thr perfect drunk food.

  2. TCF Stadium in Minneapolis - Beef stew in a bread bowl. Just what you want and new when attending football games on those cold Minnesota nights!

  3. Triple Pork Poutine from Smoke's Poutinerie at BMO Field (home of Toronto FC of the MLS) has to be on this list. Luscious poutine topped with chipotle pulled pork, Italian sausage, and double-smoked bacon.

  4. omfg. Poutine would be goddamn amazing..I wish I had anything half as good at my stadium. WE just get pizza and hotdogs and overpirced beer...lame.